Clients come to the food grade pilot plant when they need additional production capacity. This can be to avoid small batches in their own production or when the required process equipment is not (yet) available.
Ruitenberg Ingredients has started using technology developed by NIZO food research to launch a new product: fibrous vegetable proteins. The two companies signed a contract to that effect in December 2014.
OptiBiotix contracted NIZO to undertake screening of about 600 strains to select strains that have an effect on cholesterol lowering. Three strains showed an ability to reduce cholesterol by between 72% and 81%.